In the last week, it seems many people I know have made the mistake of clicking on a link in an email from a friend. The letters tend to read like this:
Subject: Darling/Facebook/I Miss you/RE: (etc)
Hey! Check out my new Facebook page! (Shortened link here)
These are virus traps that grab your contact list and then email themselves to everyone on your list, hoping to trick them too because it comes from a trusted source.
The simple rule of email is- if something seems odd, don’t click it! No matter who it’s from!
Following this rule will help you prevent the spread to other people’s systems.
Thank you, and have a nice day!